Taco Bell Sued Over Inadequate Beef in Mexican Pizza, Crunchwrap

  • A New York man sued Taco Bell after he was fed up with the quick meals firm’s portion sizes.
  • In a proposed class motion lawsuit, Frank Siragusa claimed that Taco Bell’s advertisements have been misleading.
  • He acknowledged that the Crunchwrap Supreme, Mexican Pizza, and different menu gadgets contained half as a lot beef as promised.

A New York man has huge beef with Taco Bell — which he claims is skimping prospects on the meat, beans, and different fixings.

In a proposed class motion lawsuit, New York resident Frank Siragusa accused Taco Bell of misleading commerce practices, arguing that their on-line advertisements for his or her Crunchwrap Supreme, Mexican Pizza, and numerous menu gadgets don’t match the merchandise.

The go well with, filed within the Japanese District Court docket of New York on Monday, contains side-by-side photographs of Taco Bell’s advertisements for his or her Crunchwrap Supreme, Vegan Crunchwrap, Grande Crunchwrap, Mexican Pizza, and Veggie Mexican Pizza, subsequent to what he and different prospects allege are precise photographs of the gadgets — illustrating a stark distinction.

Siragusa claimed that the corporate marketed merchandise with double the meat to prospects, in a time the place meat costs are steep. 

“Taco Bell’s actions are particularly regarding now that inflation, meals, and meat costs are very excessive and plenty of customers, particularly decrease earnings customers, are struggling financially,” Siragusa’s legal professional wrote within the go well with. 

Taco Bell didn’t instantly return Insider’s request for remark.

The lawsuit is hoping to recoup at the least $5 million for New York prospects who’ve eaten any of the 5 gadgets listed within the lawsuit at Taco Bell throughout the final three years.

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In April 2022, Taco Bell introduced again the Mexican Pizza resulting from buyer fanfare — and by June was already working out of the merchandise.

The ultimate straw was when Siragusa bought a Mexican Pizza at a Taco Bell in Ridgewood, New York, for $5.49 on September 20, 2022, in line with the lawsuit. 

“If [Siragusa] knew that the Mexican Pizza contained half of the quantity of beef and bean filling as marketed, he wouldn’t have bought the Mexican Pizza and/or he wouldn’t have paid the $5.49 worth that he paid for the Mexican Pizza,” his legal professional wrote within the lawsuit.

In response to Reuters, attorneys from the agency representing Siragusa have additionally sued Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Burger King, on related grounds, citing the misleading variations between their marketed and precise merchandise. 

Siragusa’s legal professional didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.